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While federal reform will result in new customers, a shortage of providers could make absorbing the millions of formerly uninsured Americans a challenge. CHCF reports provide financial and utilization data on hospitals and health systems, community clinics, physicians, and long term care facilities.

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Webinar — Innovative Workforce Models: Expanding the Role of Medical Assistants

April 23, 2014

Hear how 14 health care organizations approached expanding the roles of MAs to provide career enhancement opportunities while improving patient outcomes and organizational efficiency.

The California State University Institute for Palliative Care

April 2014

The CSU Institute for Palliative Care is training professionals who can help patients and families manage serious and chronic illnesses. See a video to learn more.

Pinpoint: Accountable Care Organizations in California

March 2014

Accountable care organizations are growing in number and importance on the national stage. In the ACO model doctors, hospitals, and others coordinate care to improve quality and cost-effectiveness.

Request for Applications: Building Systems of Care in the Safety Net for High-Utilizing Patients

March 2014

CHCF has provided funding for nine safety-net clinics to join a learning collaborative focused on improving care and reducing costs for high-risk, high-cost patients with complex medical and social needs.

CareInSync: Reducing Readmissions and Improving Care Transitions

March 2014

CHCF's Health Innovation Fund invests in CareInSync's mobile platform that enables care teams to collaborate on plans for patients transitioning between settings.

Controlling Blood Pressure Through Better Clinical Decision Support

March 2014

Clinical decision support tools alert providers when to screen for high blood pressure, identify opportunities to follow up with patients, and suggest treatment options. CHCF is supporting the development of standard configurations.

California Nurses: Taking the Pulse

March 2014

In 2012, 300,000 registered nurses made up the largest health profession in California. This overview of the nursing workforce looks at supply and demographics, education, distribution, and pay.

California's Health Care Workforce

March 2014

California's health care industry employed more than 1.3 million people in 2012. Five Almanac guides provide data on wages, education, and workplaces for selected health professions.

California Physicians: Surplus or Scarcity?

March 2014

California's physician population has grown over the past 20 years. This report describes the landscape for physician services, including supply, physician demographics, education, and compensation.

Partnering for Impact: Engaging Entrepreneurs in the Future of Community Health Centers

March 2014

CHCF and The Kresge Foundation join forces in a multimillion-dollar investment initiative to focus health care entrepreneurs on the needs of community health centers.

CHCF Health Care Leadership Program

February 2014

This two-year fellowship offers clinically trained health care professionals the experiences, competencies, and skills necessary for effective vision and leadership of the health care system.

Encore Fellows in Community Health Centers

January 2014

A program to place corporate professionals nearing retirement with community health centers sought to boost the clinics' financial management, strategic planning, IT systems, and operations.

High-Value Care: Patient Scenarios Teach Doctors

January 2014

High-value, cost-conscious treatment is a new concept for many physicians. Online cases teach doctors how to weigh the potential benefits, risks, and costs of common tests and therapies.

Getting Lean: A Journey Toward Better Health Care

December 2013

This multimedia presentation shows how leaders from five California public hospital systems traveled the country to learn how to apply the Lean management model to improve patient care.

Health Information Technology in California: Milestones and Miles to Go

November 2013

On the road to health IT adoption and use, California physicians, hospitals, and community health centers have made progress since 2005. Also read consumer perspectives on the topic.

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